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    Governance

    No rush for exits: Crocker

    KABUL (PAN): The United States, not interested in having permanent military bases in Afghanistan, wants to stabilise the country, the incoming American ambassador said on Monday.



    Business & Economics

    €14m Italian grant for National Rural Access Programme

    KABUL(PAN): Italy will provide a grant of €14 million to the Afghan Government's National Rural Access Programme for the construction of roads in the countryside.



    Education

    World Bank grants $50m to Ministry of Education

    KABUL(PAN): The Ministry of Finance signed on Sunday an agreement with the World Bank (WB) for a $50 million grant from the Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund (ARTF).



    Business & Economics

    Pump stations charging above govt-fixed fuel rates

    KABUL (PAN): Pump station and oil depot owners in Kabul are charging above the government-fixed fuel rates, forcing the authorities to appoint price controllers, officials said.



    Business & Economics

    Private airlines warn of protest

    KABUL(PAN): The Afghanistan Chambers of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) on Wednesday warned of protests if it was not involved in the Hajj flight operation.



    Business & Economics

    ACCI provincial heads to be elected next month

    KABUL(PAN): The Afghanistan Chambers of Commerce and Industries (ACCI) will hold elections for provincial chapters' heads next month under the supervision of the Independent Election Commission



    Governance

    Government phone expenses exceed $10 million since March

    KABUL (PAN): Last year the government’s telephone bill was over $10 million (roughly 519 million afghanis).



    Business & Economics

    New fuel prices to be effective from Tuesday

    KABUL(PAN): The government announced on Monday new petrol and diesel prices, saying a litre would cost 57 afghanis at all fuel stations and depots in Kabul.



    Security and Crime

    Khan, Watanwal laid to rest

    KABUL(PAN): President Hamid Karzai's close aide Jan Mohammad Khan and parliamentarian Mohammad Hashim Watanwal were laid to rest on Monday afternoon in Uruzgan and Kabul respectively.



    Business & Economics

    Alako: Former Kabul Bank executives arrested

    KABUL (PAN): National Directorate of Security (NDS) officials have arrested Shir Khan Farnod and Khaliullah Ferozi, key Kabul Bank shareholders and former top executives at the bank, Attorney Gener